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The Dickinson High School Academic Club and Math Club are preparing to compete in 33rd annual Math Track Meets at the Minot State University. "They will compete in different grade levels," said Jeri Braunagel, high school math teacher and Academic Club advisor. The clubs are sending 18 members from grades 11-12 to the competition on April 9. Another 12 members from grades 9-10 compete on April 16. Each team member writes four individual mathematics events and the entire team competes on a team event.
Senior Medicare Patrol Regional Volunteer Coordinator Nancy Hanel, Dickinson, is looking for volunteers interested in helping to prevent Medicare fraud and abuse. "We're getting the word out on how to prevent your Medicare identity from being stolen, checking your summary notices and making sure the services are correct," she said. Last year, $11 billion was lost to Medicare fraud and abuse.
Members of the Dickinson Trinity High School speech team are fine-tuning their presentations for the upcoming Region 10 Speech Tournament on Thursday, April 10, at Richardton-Taylor High School. This is the last opportunity for participants to qualify for the Class B State Speech Tournament on April 26 at Mandan. Students in grades 7-12 are participating in 14 different events.
The Southwestern District Health Unit has scheduled several events to celebrate April 7-13 as National Public Health Week. "The focus of public health has always been on health promotion, health protection and health prevention," said health unit Executive Officer Carlotta Ehlis. "That focus continues today. The programs may change a little bit, but a lot of that is driven by identified needs in the community." The Southwestern District Health Unit is holding an open house at its offices from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1-3:30 p.m.
Shaynna Mann's skill as a pianist was recognized during the North Dakota Federation of Music Clubs Music Festival held recently at Dickinson State University. She was awarded a 75-point gold cup -- the highest award given that day. Points come from ratings such as 5 points for superior and 4 points for excellent. The first gold cup is awarded when the student earns 15 points.
Dickinson Catholic Schools Superintendent/Trinity High School Principal Kelly Koppinger submitted his resignation to the Dickinson Catholic Schools Board of Education on Friday. The resignation is effective June 30. "It's been a tremendous experience for me as far as personally and professionally. It's been a wonderful time. I can't look back at any day that I regret. It's been a fascinating experience," said Koppinger. Kopppinger said he wants to spend more time with his family.
Eleanor Sand has a pretty good idea of what children like to eat after working as an assistant cook at Dickinson's Lincoln Elementary School. "Kids like pizza and hot dogs. They like tacos. We have chef's salads. We kind of know when they come through when they say 'Yuck' or 'Oh, good.' If we have any extras, we serve out seconds," said Sand. Sand has worked in the Dickinson Public School District for 35 years, starting as an assistant cook at Dickinson High School.
Dickinson Berg Elementary physical education teacher Pam Reichert has a new twist on the "No Child Left Behind" initiative. "My philosophy is 'No Child Left on Their Behind.' I bring new ways to get students involved in areas they may not really be interested in. I try to combine several skills and concepts," she said.